Thursday, July 18, 2019

Comic Book Swap Meet Recap!

The Comic Book Swap Meet made a big return this past weekend. If you've been following long enough, you know that the Comic Book Swap Meet is the mini comic con I produce here on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula, just west of Seattle. Hope you enjoy this quick recap of this fun event. I put a lot of love into these shows for you all.

Unfortunately, due to me personally being so busy at the show, I only managed to take  a minimal amount of photos, but I'm excited to share them here with you. I made sure to link to everyone's Twitter accounts in the photos, so please take a moment to check them out!

Blacky Shepherd posing with his first Funko figure he's autographed. Yes it's my Funko. 

The Blood and Gourd team, reppin!

Jeremy Colwell has one of the tidiest tables in the game!

Cosplayers! Quailman, Patty Mayonnaise, and Sabrina Spellman! (John, Teddi, and Hailstorm Cosplay)

Comic Book Swap Meet favorite, CD Poe
Caleb aka Crypto Zoo's table

Meagan Richards'  table

The few photos dont do the event justice as well as this fantastic front page article from the local newspaper, the Port Townsend Leader. Check it out..

We did some nice fundraisers for the local foodbank and homeless shelters too. We had a ton of donated prizes for our raffles including movie posters and passes, art from comic creators Jeffrey Veregge, and our show guest, Blacky Shepherd, as well as books from Chuck Anderson, Greg Smith (Junior  Braves of the Apocalypse), geek writer Bonnie Burton (, CNET), and a huge box load of comics and swag from our sponsor, Valiant Entertainment . Thanks to everyone who contributed!

Here's our table FULL of great prizes for our raffle at the Comic Book Swap Meet
Just a small portion of the swag Valiant sent us.

Raffle prizes included...
via Greg Smith
via Chuck Anderson
via Bonnie Burton
via Blacky Shepherd
via Jeffrey Veregge
Of course we took some time to do some of our own shopping. Here's just a sample of the nerdy
Art from Meagan Richards at

Art from Meagan Richards at

Art from Meagan Richards at

Art from Meagan Richards at

Comic related art from Meagan Richards and Blacky Shepherd
Had to get the Batman/TMNT books signed by Jeremy Colwell
Also added a bunch of Funkos to our collection. Here's just a few.

Overall the Comic Book Swap Meet was a success, and were gonna get planning the next one very soon. I made sure to get a few of these mini posters autographed by Jeremy Colwell, one of the poster artists and guest of honor at the show, for some prizes for our readers.

Steve Strout is the media mastermind (haha) behind this site, host of the Comic Book Swap Meet, nerd, terrible artist, gamer, convention goer and comic book reader who spends more time rescuing toys from thrift shops than a normal adult should. He is also known around the northwest for his promotion of live music and stand-up comedy events and is the creator/producer of the Comic Book Swap Meet mini convention, and Olympic Peninsula Comedy Competition (which will make it's big return soon!). Follow him on Instagram at, and  He can be reached for comments at on twitter at @thestevestrout